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NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

In Red Wings Land

Ineffective power play hurting Red Wings | The Detroit News

The Red Wings have no power-play goals in their last five games, a stretch in which they are 0-for-11. In the past eight games, they are 1-for-19.

That’s... not ideal.

After living in the top 10 of the NHL rankings on the power play for most of the first quarter of the schedule, the Wings have fallen to 16th heading into Sunday’s games, at an even 20 percent.

Also not good.

Around the League

The 19 people who will define the 2018-19 NHL season | Sportsnet

It’s not surprising that there are no Detroit-related folks on this list. Overall, it’s a decent group of names, but some are whatever. For example, I’m a Gritty fan, but not sure why he’s listed as #8.